The Great Nations of Rendaraia (Paperback)
Bookbaby, 9781483597423, 150pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
About the Author
Jayel Draco is a multimedia visual artist from New York City. The world of Children of Gaia (COG) is the result of his decades-long collaboration with fellow artist Chris Covelli, which began shortly after they first met in seventh-grade social studies class in 1994. Since then, the desire to bring COG to life has guided his career as an artist, fueling his dedication to honing his creative skills. In 2003, he earned his BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, later branching out into animation, costume and prop design, photomanipulation, motion graphics, and VFX. During his time as a freelance artist, Jayel's fashion designs have been featured at trade shows including Project and Pool, and his animation work has appeared in Marvel's Astonishing X-Men at MarvelFest New York City and in Wagner's Die Walkure at the New York Metropolitan Opera. For several years he worked under the close tutelage of renowned comic book artist Neal Adams. In 2014, Jayel teamed up with writer Lynsey G to found Oneshi Press, an independent publishing company dedicated to bringing immersive graphic storytelling projects to life. Today, Jayel lives and works in Missoula, Montana, where he can generally be found living in harmony with the wildlife, enjoying a beer from a local microbrew, and immersed in his artwork. For more info about Oneshi Press - who we are, what we do, and our upcoming projects - visit www.oneshipress.com